Monday, February 23, 2015

Next Spidey Not Peter Parker?

Now that the "Spider-Man" deal is inked we can expect to see the webhead start appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as soon as Sony Pictures and Marvel figure out the timing. 

Which incarnation will be on the screen?

 Jeff Sneider of TheWrap has details about that from his trusted sources via a recent episode of the Meet the Movie Press Podcast:

"This is not set in stone, guys, but I'm telling you right now: Spider-Man's not going to be white. I'm 95% sure. Spider-Man's going to be most likely black. But there's a chance he could also be latino. 95% sure: not white. I don't think it's going to be Peter Parker."

Despite the fact that the press release issued when the deal was announced mentions original Spider-Man Peter Parker by name, the suits are still trying to decide whether to stick with him or use a different version of the character such as the more recent 13-year-old, half black, half Hispanic Miles Morales who became Spider-Man in the "Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man" storyline.

What is certain though is the character will go back to high school in the next films according to sources for the trade. Unlike the previous films, the plan is also to spend more time in the setting and explore his relationships with other students.

Sources add that Teen Wolf series co-star and NJ native Dylan O'Brien and  Fury co-star Logan Lerman, both currently twenty-three years old, are under consideration for the part but no-one has been approached yet.

 A director is being sought for the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot and getting them locked down will reportedly happen before they cast a new Spider-Man.

Marvel's Kevin Feige and exiting Sony chief Amy Pascal  are set as producers

 Sony will then release the next chapter of the stand alone film series on July 28th 2017

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